MARQUIS HILL BLACKTET
Marquis Hill trompet, Josh Johnson altsax, Joel Ross vibrafoon, Jeremiah Hunt bas, Makaya McCraven drums
American trumpeter and rising star with an urgent contemporary sound. Winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition. ‘A dauntingly skilled trumpeter’ (New York Times).
Trumpeter Marquis Hill leaves a great impression with his album The Way We Play, on which he connects jazz to spoken word, hip-hop and contemporary beats and breaks. In his Blacktet he plays with musicians from his native Chicago, such as drummer and regular collaborator Makaya McCraven.
These musicians can improvise on dazzling grooves, as recorded on McCraven’s breakthrough album In the Moment, but they also translate standards to the present, from classics such as Maiden Voyage and Straight no Chaser, to more obscure compositions by Carmell Jones en Donald Byrd.
Marquis Hill is currently one of the most promising American jazz players. He topped the Downbeat Critics Poll 2016 in the Rising Star Trumpet category and he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition 2014. He currently lives in New York.
The Bimhuis restaurant is open prior to the concert from 6.30 till 8.30PM (reservations via 020-7882158). After the concert, the Bimhuis Café is open (free entrance).
For this concert you can purchase your ticket online or if still available, at the box office of the Bimhuis. You can select your seat of choice when buying the tickets. Click here for more information about seating and standing places.
Discount prices are available for students, CJP and Stadspas holders. Click on the tickets button below to see the discount.
Ticket: € 20 seating / € 17 standing